Semi nearly hits bus

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A semi driver could face charges after he sped past a stopped school bus in Paynesville, Minnesota, and the startling moment was caught on video.

School bus driver Mike Egerman was stopped on a rural highway near Paynesville Friday to pick up 7th grader Alexis Schwartz but just as she stepped toward the bus a semi truck went around its lowered stop arm and flashing lights driving on the highway’s shoulder and right toward Alexis.

“It was so close,” said Mike Egerman, who was driving the school bus. “I can’t believe the semi didn’t get her. I can’t believe she’s not dead.”

“The cars just fly right by so it’s very scary,” said Tracy Adams, mother of the 13-year-old girl who was nearly hit. “She could’ve been gone. She could’ve been long gone.”

 

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